The President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, Dr Hilary Cass said:
"Although spinal cord injury in children and young people is very rare, there’s still up to 500 under the age of 18 who are living with this life changing condition in the UK, and all of whom deserve high quality coordinated care.
“The College is committed to driving up this standard, which in turn, will enhance quality of life for hundreds of children.
“One such commitment is its Disability Matters programme - an education, advice and support service, designed to be the first port of call for health professionals working with disabled children and young people (0 - 25yrs). However there is much more that can be done.
"That’s why the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health fully support the Back Up Trust’s campaign to ensure all children with spinal cord injury receive specialist rehabilitation at the earliest opportunity. But most importantly, are supported throughout life - from childhood to teen, through into adulthood.”
You can read our campaign summary here. To register interest in the campaign and to keep up to date with how it progresses, please get in touch with Beth on 020 8875 1805